CGA is the driving force in uniting grocers, suppliers, brokers and wholesalers across the Golden State. The strength of the Association lies in the diversity of its membership. From national supermarket chains, neighborhood independents and convenience stores to suppliers and wholesalers, CGA represents all segments of the food distribution industry.
Here’s what CGA Supplier membership offers:
Networking Opportunities & Member Discounts
Build your industry connections at any of a number of CGA-sponsored events throughout the year – including our CGA Strategic Conference, Independent Operators Symposium, Board of Directors meetings, golf tournaments and Grocers Day at the Capitol.
In addition, the CGA Educational Foundation also conducts sponsored events including its Hall of Achievement recognition dinner and two golf tournaments. Each of these events offer an opportunity to meet and socialize with California retail executives, and for those that are interested, exclusive sponsorship opportunities as well.
CGA members receive advance notice of events as well as registration and exhibitor discounts.
New members are recognized via the New Member Spotlight –featured on the CGA website, in California Grocer magazine and through the weekly e-newsletter Checkout. Announcements include your company name, complete contact information and logo with a direct link to your company website, providing valuable exposure to leaders in the California grocery industry.
Information & Resources
Members receive a complimentary copy of the CGA Annual Buyers’ Guide. Updated annually, this comprehensive guidebook allows you to quickly target key retail accounts with California’s only reference book that provides:
- Essential information on more than 6,000 of California’s retail supermarkets
- More than 3,000 names of executives and buyers to help you reach decision-makers
- Retailers organized by Northern and Southern California regions
Other regular CGA communications help keep you up-to-date and well-informed on issues and trends in the California grocery industry. These include the weekly e-newsletter Checkout, the bi-monthly California Grocer magazine, Product Recall Alerts, CGA’s local government blog and California Emergency Management Agency Situation Reports during disasters.
Employers Dental and Vision Insurance Products
CGA offers “member-only” employers dental and vision insurance products at competitive rates, including a premier PPO and HMO plan through Delta Dental, the largest dental provider in the nation. The vision plan is administered through Vision Service Plan (VSP).
Employee Educational Support
All CGA member companies automatically gain access to the CGA Educational Foundation’s College Scholarships and Career Development Tuition Reimbursement programs. These programs can provide your company’s employees with significant financial assistance on tuition and other educational expenses.
Membership pays for itself! Beyond promoting your company among California’s grocery retailers, members receive a free copy of the annual CGA Buyers’ Guide (a $500 value) as well as discounts on registrations and sponsorship at CGA events.
Want To Learn More?
Interested in learning more about how CGA can help your company succeed in the largest grocery market in the nation? Fill our our Membership Information Request Form.